Earth Day Fair
Earth Day was established in 1970 when the public became increasingly concerned about the current state of the environment.
The Earth Day Fair has been a tradition at W&J since 2019.
In April 2020 and April 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair was brought online for a week. It focused on educating the W&J community about sustainability topics, student and faculty environmental work, and encouraged participation in celebrating Earth Day.
Student & Faculty Blogs
Students and faculty have contributed over 50+ blogs dedicated to celebrating Earth Day. Topics range from conservation to environmental justice issues, and they touch upon personal experiences or passion for a subject.
Student Creative Pieces
Students wrote poems, short stories, and created art centered around celebrating the earth.
Artist: Lena DiFulvio
Medium: Pencil on paper
“Tenacity,” at first glance, seems simply to be a human hand holding a tree, its roots spread about, reaching for the unseen earth below. A butterfly perches on the hand, its size taking hold of our gaze. Is this a work depicting beautiful human interaction with the Earth, providing fertile ground for its life to flourish upon, or is the tree in the image is being mercilessly uprooted, a symbol of human destruction and carelessness? Just as we must decide how we treat our planet, it is up to us to assign meaning to this piece. (April 2021)
Written by Hannah Robart To know what Mother Nature knows To see the beauty that she holds. Everything we have We owe to her. So why do we choose not to love A mother that has given us so much? One day, I think we’ll see That our mother will not take this disrespect...
Written by Marcy Saldivar | A summer-morning cicada choir sings, The green iguanas jump between treetops, A scarlet macaw opens rainbow wings, Dim light contrasts the glowing eyes of crocs. At dawn, a herd of peccaries run home, Capuchins play a game of tag...
What’s the word?
Written by Chibuike Ugwu | Johnny is a special boy, He can talk to animals, which brings him joy, Johnny went to south china to see Mr. Tiger, But he was sad to see his Ambush was getting lighter. Johnny decided to go to Kenya to greet Mrs. Rhino, But he noticed the...
Ode to the Mojave
Written by Ostin Woodfin | Wind burns the edges of the ear, in return for its words. The secrets of the desert are held in the words of the wind, the screams, the tears, the laughter, the silence. The Mojave is a home to many, including myself, the blood in my veins...
Our oceans don’t have a voice
Written by Benjamin Simon | Our oceans cover the majority of the planet But they are far from the infinite resource Like we so often treat it as They’re made up of a number of ecosystems The arctic Coral reefs And mangroves to name a few They’re home to top predators ...
Written by Stephanie Shugerman Close your eyes and walk. The heat of the sun beats on your shoulders; a glow creeping through your body, warmth from the top of your head to your bare toes on the ground. Wind swirls around your body, fluttering your shirt, the soft...